Stephen F Austin State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,096
4.96% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,866
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.49%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
67.9%
10,664 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
12,969
75.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
48.4%
1,137 Graduates

About

Stephen F Austin State University is a higher education institution located in Nacogdoches County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Stephen F Austin State University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (277 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (147 degrees), and Registered Nursing (136 degrees).

In 2019, 2,848 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stephen F Austin State University. 68.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,749 degrees), 3.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (465 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $6,096, which is $-15,930 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $6,096, which is $-15,930 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,866.

In 2019, 65% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,096
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Stephen F Austin State University was $6,096. The cost of tuition at Stephen F Austin State University is $-15,930 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,866
2019 Value
9.41%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Stephen F Austin State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,866. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Stephen F Austin State University grew by 9.41%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,964
Room and Board
$1,202
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Stephen F Austin State University was of $8,964 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,202. The cost of room and board increased by 1.08% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

65% of undergraduate students at Stephen F Austin State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.99% with respect to 2018, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.49%
2017 Default Rate
310
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Stephen F Austin State University was 9.49%, which represents 310 out of the 3268 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Stephen F Austin State University received 10,664 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 1.82% annual decline. Out of those 10,664 applicants, 7,246 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 67.9% acceptance rate.

There were 12,969 students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University in 2019, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Stephen F Austin State University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

67.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
7,246
Accepted Out of 10,664

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Stephen F Austin State University was 67.9% (7,246 admissions from 10,664 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -1.82%, while admissions declined by -1.39%.

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SAT Scores

73%
Submission Percentage
1,496
Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at Stephen F Austin State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Stephen F Austin State University has a total enrollment of 12,969 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University is 9,736 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,233. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Stephen F Austin State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 14% Black or African American, 3.55% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.532% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0463% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (21.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (18.7%) and Black or African American Female (14.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,969 students. The full-time enrollment at Stephen F Austin State University is 9,736 and the part-time enrollment is 3,233. This means that 75.1% of students enrolled at Stephen F Austin State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Stephen F Austin State University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Stephen F Austin State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,783
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,408
  3. Black or African American
    1,821

The enrolled student population at Stephen F Austin State University is 60% White, 18.6% Hispanic or Latino, 14% Black or African American, 3.55% Two or More Races, 1.26% Asian, 0.532% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0463% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 139 students (1.07%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1060 more women than men received degrees from Stephen F Austin State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Stephen F Austin State University is white (1,749 degrees awarded). There were 3.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (465 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Stephen F Austin State University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (277 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (147 degrees) and Registered Nursing (136 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Stephen F Austin State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (285 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (148 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (158 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Other managers (117,323 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (112,021 people), Secondary school teachers (56,656 people), Registered nurses (55,095 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (46,396 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (285 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (148 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (158 degrees), Agriculture (76 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (59 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (285 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (148 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (158 degrees), Agriculture (76 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (59 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Elementary & secondary schools (271,324 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (165,891 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (128,596 people), Outpatient care centers (68,469 people), and Construction (65,668 people).

The most specialized majors at Stephen F Austin State University are Interdisciplinary Studies (285 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (148 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (158 degrees), Agriculture (76 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (59 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Stephen F Austin State University.
Most Common
  1. 277 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 147 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 136 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Stephen F Austin State University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 277 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

894
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,954
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 894 degrees were awarded to men at Stephen F Austin State University, which is 0.458 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,954).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Stephen F Austin State University in Kinesiology & Exercise Science, which is 1.36 times more than the 66 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 258 degrees were awarded to women at Stephen F Austin State University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 12.9 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 26% of students graduating from Stephen F Austin State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Stephen F Austin State University is Male and Asian (70% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.616% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,749 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    465 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    453 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Stephen F Austin State University is white (1,749 degrees awarded). There were 3.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (465 degrees).

0.421% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,172 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    577 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    335 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Stephen F Austin State University is white female (1,172 degrees awarded). There were 2.03 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (577 degrees).

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Operations

Stephen F Austin State University has an endowment valued at nearly $88.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.41M (7.22%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Stephen F Austin State University had a total salary expenditure of $263M. Stephen F Austin State University employs 141 Associate professors, 134 Assistant professors, and 113 Professors. Most academics at Stephen F Austin State University are Male Associate professors (81), Male Professors(79), and Male Assistant professors (68).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 184 employees, Service, with 169 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 136 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$88.8M
2019 Endowment
6.52%
growth from 2018

Stephen F Austin State University has an endowment valued at about $88.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Stephen F Austin State University grew 6.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $50.3M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.12M - Federal
  2. $12.4M - State
  3. $586k - Local

As of 2019, Stephen F Austin State University received $3.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.4M from state grants and contracts, and $586k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$97.5M
2019 Salaries
4.91%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Stephen F Austin State University paid a median of $97.5M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($263M) and a 4.91% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.61% growth from 2017 and a 1.67% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38.9M
Instructional Salaries
535
Number of Employees

In 2019, Stephen F Austin State University paid a total of $38.9M to 535 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
141 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
184 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University were Associate professor with 141 employees; Assistant professor with 134 employees; and Assistant professor with 113 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University were Office and Administrative Support with 184 employees; Service with 169 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 136 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Stephen F Austin State University was Male Associate professor with 81 employees, Male Professor with 79 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 68 employees.

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